The demand for equal rights in every vocation of life is just and fair; but, after all, the most vital right is the right to love and be loved.
Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add 'within the limits of the law' because law is often but the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual.
Equal rights for all, special privileges for none
I know, up on top you are seeing great sights, but down here at the bottom we, too, should have rights.
We have flown the air like birds and swum the sea like fishes, but have yet to learn the simple act of walking the earth like brothers.
We are confronted primarily with a moral issue... whether all Americans are to be afforded equal rights and equal opportunities, whether we are going to treat our fellow Americans as we want to be treated.
The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
The earth is the mother of all people, and all people should have equal rights upon it.
I never doubted that equal rights was the right direction. Most reforms, most problems are complicated. But to me there is nothing complicated about ordinary equality.
No man has a natural right to commit aggression on the equal rights of another; and this is all from which the laws ought to restrain him.
All, too, will bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will to be rightful must be reasonable; that the minority possess their equal rights, which equal law must protect, and to violate would be oppression.
It was we, the people; not we, the white male citizens; nor yet we, the male citizens; but we, the whole people, who formed the Union.... Men, their rights and nothing more; women, their rights and nothing less
I stand for simple justice, equal opportunity and human rights. The indispensable elements in a democratic society - and well worth fighting for.
Thought Of equality- as if it harm'd me, giving others the same chances and rights as myself- as if it were not indispensable to my own rights that others possess the same.
We need to guarantee equal rights and civil rights and say that, here in America, workers have the right to organize - women have the right to choose - and justice belongs to everyone regardless of race or gender or sexual orientation.
Equal laws protecting equal rights…the best guarantee of loyalty and love of country.
Women will be no longer made the slaves of, or dependent upon men ... They will be equal in education, rights, privileges and personal liberty.
I do not wish women to have power over men; but over themselves.
Every man is our brother, and every man’s burden is our own. Where poverty exists, all are poorer. Where hate flourishes, all are corrupted. Where injustice reins, all are unequal.
I don't need no peace. I need equal rights and justice.
We have talked long enough in this country about equal rights. It is time now to write the next chapter - and to write it in the books of law.
Thou art blind to the danger of marrying a woman who feels and acts out the principle of equal rights.
I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own.
Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.
The emotional, sexual, and psychological stereotyping of females begins when the doctor says, 'It's a girl.'
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